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The Truth About Lotty

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/the_truth_about_lotty_20021213

Fans of Sara Paretsky's V.I. Warshawski detective novels are used to following the hard-edged but soft-hearted Chicago private investigator unravel interlocking stories of white-collar crime and corruption. While there's plenty of crime and corruption in "Total Recall" (Dell, $7.99) the V.I. Warshawski novel recently released in paperback, there's also something new: the story of Lotty Herschel's flight from Austria on the eve of the war. Lotty was a young Jewish child living in Vienna when Hitler rose to power. At 9, she fled to London through the Kindertransport -- the British rescue mission that saved thousands of Jewish children just before war broke out. She is now haunted by memories of her family that died, and does her best to suppress them.

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